Dr. Lise Deharveng started out as a student in
Clermont-Ferrand and then in Paris (Ecole Normale
Supérieure), where she discovered astrophysics.
She is now a professor of physics and astrophysics
at the Université de Provence and an astronomer
at Observatoire de
Marseille. She lives in Marseille where she
enjoys the sea and the sun.
Her main interest is the interstellar
medium, and more specifically regions of ionized
hydrogen. Her recent work concerns abundance determinations
in the Galaxy, and the formation of massive stars.
She especially enjoys observing.
When she is not teaching physics or doing astronomy
(or possibly cooking) she likes doing photography,
embroidery, or reading. She is married to an astronomer
and has two children, Patrick and Isabelle. Neither
of them is an astronomer.